Undergraduate Major & Minor College of Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Arts


Whether you choose a concentration in Writing or Literature, an English major will help you understand and practice the creative, critical, and persuasive uses of the written word. Writing and literature are powerful means of understanding the diversity of human experience, critically analyzing society, imagining better worlds, and inspiring others to action. The PLU English major has three concentrations:

Creative Writing – allows students to hone their craft in a variety of genres through intensive writing workshop courses.

Professional, Public, and Digital Literacies – teaches students skills of effective writing and storytelling for various practical situations – including an emphasis on digital media.

• Literature – allows students to explore the diverse range of literatures written in English – American, British, and Global – to understand how writers have used the creative power of literary expression to understand and engage the world.


  • Creative Writing Concentration
  • Professional, Public, and Digital Literacies Concentration
  • Literature Concentration

Graduates from the last 5 years: Their jobs

  • Editor, State of Oregon
  • Editorial Intern, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine Journal
  • Teacher, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Legal Advocate, YWCA of Pierce County
  • English Teacher, Peace Corps
  • Professional Writing Consultant, Pierce College - Puyallup
  • Independent Bookstore Manager, Grass Roots Books & Music
  • Family Voluntary Service Specialist - Child Protection Specialist, WA Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Graduates from the last last 5 years: Their graduate programs

  • Master of Arts in English, Oxford University
  • Master of Library and Information Science, University of Washington
  • Master of Business Administration, Oregon State University
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Pacific Lutheran University
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